Topical Advisory Panel for section 'Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms'

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Dr. Benoit Allard
Team Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, CNRS UMR 5164 - University of Bordeaux, 33076 Bordeaux, France
Interests: host-pathogen interaction; airway remodeling; innate immunity; systemic sclerosis
Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Clinical and Experimental Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
Interests: molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis and host immune responses associated with RSV and hMPV infections; respiratory tract infections; antiviral pathways; viral evasion mechanisms; sncRNAs
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The Interuniversity Messerli Research Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Medical University of Vienna and University of Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: recombinant antibody; comparative immunology; immunotherapy; cancer; allergy; comparative oncology
Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-2520, USA
Interests: innate immunity; immunometabolism; macrophages; neutrophils; monocytes; trauma; sepsis; toll-like receptors; immunosuppression; nosocomial infection; immune signaling; trained immunity
Clinical Immunology Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Interests: host-pathogen interactions; determinants of human genetic susceptibility to infections and autoimmunity; salmonella, syphilis, SARS-CoV2; clinical assays for infectious diseases and autoimmune conditions
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Department of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
Interests: fish immunology; fish virology; marine genomics; host-virus interaction; innate immunology; fish interferon; nodavirus
Dr. Cindrilla Chumduri
Biocenter, University Wurzburg, 97070 Wurzburg, Germany
Interests: epithelial transition zone; human papillomavirus; HPV; Chlamydia infections; pathogenesis
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Center for Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Brandenburg, Brandenburg Medical School, 14770 Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
Interests: cellular immunology; cell-based immunoassays; in vitro diagnostics; viral infectious diseases
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: HIV; SIV; cytomegalovirus; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; vaccines; immune; antivirals; animal models of infectious disease; microbiology; virology; viruses
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0180, USA
Interests: innate immunity; extracellular vesicles; Salmonella infection
Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: helicobacter infection; host immune response; gastric cancer
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Department of Ocean Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada
Interests: immunogenomics; nutrigenomics; fish innate immune responses; fish molecular immunology; fish bacterial infections; fish health
Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: host/pathogen interactions; T-cell response; pediatric respiratory infections; inflammation; pertussis; bronchiolitis; serology
Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: swine viral diseases; emerging pathogens; diagnostics; immunopathogenesis; infectious diseases modeling
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School of Molecular Sciences/LIMS, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
Interests: anti-viral immunity; specifically T cell responses towards viral infections; CD8+ T cells towards influenza and SARS-CoV-2
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Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Interests: avian immunology; immunopathology; poultry diseases; viral vaccines
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Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London, London W2 1PG, UK
Interests: mucosal; virus; HIV; tissue models; prevention; anti-retrovirals; mucosal immunology
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 33302, Taiwan
Interests: flavivirus; hepatitis virus; virus-host interactions; autophagy; innate immunity; unfolded protein response
1. Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
2. A*STAR ID Labs, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 138648, Singapore
Interests: innate immunity; inflammation; cell biology
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Department of Clinical Immunology, Copenhagen University Hospital, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: the complement system; pentraxins (PTX3, CRP, SAP, NP1, NP2 and NPR); innate immunity; infectious immunity; natural products with complement activities
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Molecular Virology & Translational Neuroscience, Institute for Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Interests: innate immune signaling; microglia; astrocytes; macrophages; RNA virus; inflammation; organ-on-a-chip; mouse model
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Department of Infectious Diseases, King’s College London, London SE19RT, UK
Interests: host-pathogen interactions; microbial pathogenesis; interferon; effectors; innate immunity
Dr. Virginia A. Pedicord
Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0AW, UK
Interests: effects of the intestinal microbiota on host immunity and physiology; intestinal infections; inflammation; systemic immune responses; cellular immunology; transcriptomics; proteomics
Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, CSIC-UAM, Microbes in Health and Welfare Department, c/ Nicolás Cabrera, 1, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: ASFV molecular biology and immunology; ASFV vaccine development
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1. Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
2. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Kerala 695585, India
Interests: study the pathogenesis of chlamydia infections; as an obligate intracellular parasite, chlamydia metabolically reprograms host cells to deplete the tumor suppressor TP53, predisposing them to a tumor-micro environment; the infection–cancer interface and investigates how the pathogen evades the immune system
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Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology Department, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-9177, USA
Interests: host-pathogen interactions; innate immunity; early life immunity; IL-27 biology; tuberculosis; neonatal sepsis
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Department of Ophthalmology/Mason Eye Institute, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
Interests: innate immunity; host-pathogen interaction; ocular infection; inflammation; viruses; glaucoma; gene therapy
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Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
Interests: HIV latency; innate immunity; immunotherapy
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Department of Biology, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX 76204, USA
Interests: herpesviruses; virus-host interactions; viral immune modulation; virus evolution
Unidad de Biomedicina, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Tlalnepantla 54090, Mexico
Interests: immunoregulation in parasitic diseases, mainly how helminths and the molecules they release may affect dendritic cell maturation as well as macrophage’s response to inflammatory stimulus; how these interactions between helminths and their molecules with the host may modify the immune response to other pathogens or inflammatory-mediated diseases (co-infections and co-morbidities)
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